The Tripper
The Tripper (2007)

Actor-turned-director David Arquette co-scripted and directed this political horror feature concerning a group of friends who are stalked by a psychotic killer with a Ronald Reagan fixation during an outdoor music festival. Lukas Haas,… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: October 30, 2007
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36%
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User Score
33%


Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

The rambling story attempts to turn the genre on its head, but it ends up giving in to every slasher cliché (Arquette himself plays a backwoods redneck). The acting ranges from abysmal to barely adequate.

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Brian Holcomb
CinemaBlend.com

It's different, but is it any good? As another former President might say, "Depends on how you define 'good'."

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Johnny Butane
Dread Central

Horror fans with a sense of humor will really enjoy this slice of gory goodness.

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Justin Chang
Variety

A mostly dull-blade exercise that offers little to think or scream about.

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James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

A serial killer wearing a Ronald Reagan mask is killing off hippies at what must be the most under-attended music festival ever . . .

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Brian Orndorf
eFilmCritic.com

Much like David Arquette's acting career, the film is often unbearable and rarely shows competence, but still remains an antagonistic curiosity that can't be easily denied.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

too many moments just didn't make sense or work in the slightest for somebody sober

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Jeremy Knox
Film Threat

The first thirty minutes are quite good and the ending works very well, but there's an entire middle section which is badly paced and packed with filler.

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Reel.com

Wickedly funny.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Cassandra Maples
Don't expect a great film, or even a good one; rip-offs galore and plenty of nonsense cut-away/scenes. But Ronald Reagen is a huge saving grace for this… More
Steve K
What an odd, odd film. Political commentary meets slasher film. A guy dressed as Ronald Reagan runs around killing hippies with an axe. Lots of good gore and… More
Dean !
A strange, stoner slasher produced and directed by David Arquette (Scream). It's quite a decent modern slasher, quite odd but the back story as to why this… More
Todd Smith
From the twisted mind of David Arquette, come the Tripper, a Horror film, that he promised would change the way we see Horror. There's no doubt that… More
Curtis Lilly
If you like seeing hippies getting axed to death by Ronald Regan, this is the movie for you. Other highlights include Courtney Cox getting killed by evil dogs,… More
William Goss
Ronald Reagan hacks apart hippies in this campy slasher.